We are very pleased with the recent choice to set up a Hypertension Clinic using the iHealth CardioMed ABPM solution as provided by Medasoft Ltd. It’s a very simple device, an all in one monitor attached to an upper arm cuff. The interface used is bluetooth connectivity between the device and an Apple iPad.
We have successfully fitted the device, which can be worn over loose clothing, and performed a first reading for the patient in under 3-4 minutes and the patient is free to leave and go about their daily routine immediately thereafter. Patients report to us that the device is very comfortable to wear and quiet when operating for the 12 or so seconds required to take a measurement, which is performed every 30 mins, day and night, over a 24 hr period. When the patient returns the next day, our trained staff are able to instantly generate the reports on the iPad through integration with our HealthOne PMS and have the reports attached to the patients record.
After nearly 6 months of use we very pleased to recommend these devices using the cutting edge technology employed and are a big improvement over devices we have used before, which have basically remained unchanged in design for over 20 years
The iHealth CardioMed ABPM’s have quite a significant advantage over existing systems, both in terms of patient feedback, use of minimal staff resources, coupled with the added revenue benefits.